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for gadhafi, to get him into exile. well get into that with the u.s. bourd to the united nations, susan rice. >>> first, we go to jake tapper at the white house. >> reporter: good morning, george. the president said a confluence of events compelled the u.s. to act to stop a massacre. a moral and a strategic case to act. and broad support for reaction throughout the world. but, george, that did not stop the president's critics. the president said they were a special set of circumstances. >> the united states has worked with our international partners to mobilize a broad coalition, secure an international mandate to protect civilians, stop an advancing army, prevent a massacre and establish a no-fly zone. >> reporter: also clearly informing his decision were lessons from two previous presidents. why would the u.s. not militarily seek regime change in libya? >> to be blunt, we went down that road in iraq. >> reporter: but also the responsibility to prevent a massacre, as did not happen in the former yugoslavia during bill clinton's tenure in 1995. >> as president, i refuse to wait for images of
monday night to explain the u.s. role in libya. and this morning in his weekly radio address, he defended sending forces there, and said the mission has been a success. david kerley is at the white house. david, the president appears to have gone on the offense, taking a lot of heat from both sides. >> reporter: he has taken a lot of criticism. you're starting to see the rollout this morning of the message from this white house that this is going well. and trying to explain to the american people what the president hopes to accomplish in libya. the weekly address today. tomorrow, you'll see the secretary of state and the defense secretary, on the sunday shows. and the speech by the president on monday night. the president spoke to 21 members of congress on a conference call, trying to nullify their concerns last night. >> and nato is supposed to take over libya tomorrow. how involved will the u.s. be in day-to-day operations there? >> reporter: that's a message that has not been very clear. the president says the u.s. is moving back from the leadership role as nato takes over. but the u.s
'll talk about how the mission has been a success. now it's time for the u.s. to step back and play a support role. these are the questions we'll be asking our guests today, on "this week." secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary of defense robert gates. questions along the lines of, how long will we be there? that's a question i put specifically to defense secretary gates. do you think we'll be gone by the end of the year? do you think the mission will be over by the end of the year? >> i don't think anybody knows the answer. >> i think that's a difficult point for the president to make to the people. you'll probably see him try to skate over the end game. he'll try to paint the fact that we're receding back to a support role as an exit strategy of sorts. >> so a big question mark there. jake, the white house is trying to make a clear distinction between military action and violence across the middle east. that we have continued to see. >> that's a question i'll put to secretary of state clinton. people suffering from repressive governments and slaughter all over the world
during his speech? >> he'll talk about how the mission has been a success and now it's time for the u.s. to step back and play a support role. these are some of the questions that we're going to be asking our guests today on "this week." secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary of defense robert gates are questions along the lines of how long are we going to be there involved in this military action? in fact, that's a question specifically i put to defense secretary gates. do you think we'll be gone by the end of the year? will the mission be over by the end of the year? >> i don't think anybody knows the answer to that. >> and that's a difficult point for the president to have to make to the american people that we don't know how long we're going to be there so you'll probably see president obama kind of skate over the end game specifically. he'll try to paint the fact that we're receding back to a support role as an exit strategy of sorts. >> so a big question mark there. and, jake, the white house is also trying to make a clear distinction between military action in libya its
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